Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies
Every year, approximately 600,000 American women undergo hysterectomies. The procedure to remove a woman’s uterus is the second most common surgical procedure performed in the United States on women of child-bearing age, and one in three women will have had one by age 60.
Hysterectomies can treat a number of medical issues — endometriosis, cancer, excessive uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse, chronic pelvic pain — and can also be performed several different ways. While a traditional abdominal hysterectomy requires a long incision to the abdomen, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake also offers a laparoscopic, minimally invasive version of the procedure.
Recovery from a hysterectomy will depend on the type of surgery. Most women spend at least one to two days in the hospital. Abdominal surgery recovery takes about four to six weeks, while laparoscopic surgery recovery will last three to four weeks.
For more information on minimally invasive hysterectomies, call 800-887-2525 for a referral to an OB/GYN on the medical staff at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake.